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Bendigo Spirit attempts back-to-back WNBL titles

Kelsey Griffin of Bendigo Spirit.

Roy Ward Amid the celebrations during Bendigo Spirit's first WNBL title last year, coach Bernie Harrower didn't just tempt fate, he stared it in the eye.

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Grand final win again for Bendigo Spirit

Bendigo's Kristi Harrower

Roy Ward Bendigo has produced a blistering start and an equally sizzling finish to secure back-to-back WNBL titles with a 94-83 grand final win over Townsville.

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Bendigo Spirit locks in home grand final with win over Dandenong

Kelsey Griffin.

Roy Ward Bendigo Spirit has locked in a home grand final while Dandenong Rangers have it all before them to earn a rematch after the WNBL major semi-final on Sunday.

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Bendigo Spirit through to another WNBL grand final

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Adam Bourke Bendigo Spirit is one win away from a second-straight WNBL championship.

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Bendigo Spirit holds off Melbourne Boomers in WNBL

Boomer Tess Madgen  (centre) competes with Gabrielle Richards and Kristi Harrower.

Roy Ward Spirit centre Gabrielle Richards proved to be the difference in the match.

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Bendigo Spirit fights back for thrilling win

Elyse Penaluna.

Roy Ward Bendigo Spirit will head into the WNBL Christmas break as a clear title favourite.

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Canberra Capitals fall late against Bendigo Spirit in WNBL

Sport.  WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Bendigo Spirit at AIS Arena.  Capitals player Nicole Hunt and Bendigo player Kelly Wilson.   3 January 2014. Canberra Times photograph by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Not even a three-point masterclass from Nicole Hunt could help Canberra upset Bendigo in the WNBL.

Bendigo Spirit eye WNBL finals berth

By Adrian Warren First season franchise Bendigo Spirit faces a "make or break" three weeks after ramping up their finals prospects following the resumption WNBL.

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Melbourne Tigers back in NBL finals

Another good show: Chris Goulding.

Roy Ward Tigers lock in third position on the NBL ladder with a 73-66 win over Cairns Taipans.

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Bendigo coach claims WNBL underdog tag

Bendigo Spirit.

Bendigo coach Bernie Harrower cheekily insists his runaway WNBL minor premiers are the underdog for Sunday's grand final against Townsville and claims he has some new tricks to throw at the Fire.

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Home win might be the end for basketballer Kristi Harrower

Bedigo Spirit captain Kristi Harrower

Roy Ward Sunday's WNBL grand final may be Kristi Harrower's fairytale retirement if the Spirit win.

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Four Canberra Capitals to be named in extended world championships squad

Capitals player Carley Mijovic has been named in the extended Opals squad for the world championships, along with Lauren Jackson, Abby Bishop and Nat Hurst.

David Polkinghorne Extremely mobile, great ball-handling skills and athletic - they're the tools Opals coach Brendan Joyce believes could help Canberra Capitals forward Carley Mijovic make the final squad for the world...

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Rebecca Allen re-signs with Melbourne Boomers

Roy Ward Rebecca Allen has some of the quickest reflexes in the WNBL and it turns out her decision making is just as fast.

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Melbourne Boomers take heart from narrow finals loss to Townsville Fire

It's mine: Townsville's Suzy Batkovic was a tower of strength.

Roy Ward The Melbourne Boomers' WNBL finals run ended at the first hurdle on Saturday.

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WNBL: Townsville Fire too hot for Dandenong Rangers

Alex Wilson of the Fire drives to the basket.

Roy Ward Dandenong Rangers fell at the penultimate hurdle for the second straight season in the WNBL preliminary final on Sunday.

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Dandenong Rangers coach Mark Wright upset at inconsistent foul calls

Canberra Capitals v Dandenong Rangers

Roy Ward Dandenong Rangers coach Mark Wright will again demand answers following his side's loss.

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Flat Capitals fall to spirited Bendigo

Bendigo Spirit v Canberra Capitals.

Picture: JODIE DONNELLAN 
101113 Bendigo Spirit player Sara Blicavs barges past Canberra Capitals player Alex Bunton.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Nat Hurst is confident her team's baby-step improvements will deliver results.

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Penaluna shows Spirit

Elyse Penaluna stands over LaSondra Barrett.

Adam Bourke, Bendigo There are two words why the Bendigo Spirit is a better team this season - Elyse Penaluna.

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Double Dribble: Basketball exports fail to generate interest at home

Paul Suttor

Paul Suttor In many ways it's a golden age for Australian basketball but the sport is still fighting for relevance in this country.

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WNBL: Alex Bunton back for Canberra Capitals

Sport. WNBL Canberra Capitals Vs Sydney Flames.   Canberra Capitals player Alex Bunton lines up to take a free throw during the game at the AIS Arena.   5 October 2013. Canberra Times photo by Jeffrey Chan.

Jon Tuxworth Alex Bunton will delay a decision on whether to recommit to the Canberra Capitals until the end of the season.